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Great Western Musical Thunderbox, The

1 9 7 4 – 1 9 7 5 (UK)
25 x 30 minute episodes

Adge Cutler and his band of mangled Wurzels hosted this half-hour early-afternoon show from HTV providing earthy entertainment in true West Country style.

Fred Wedlock – “The Funnyman of Folk” – provided the comedy while White on Black, a group of two girls (Sue Franklin and Suzi Lawrence) and a boy (Jon Knowler) offered some mellow pop.

Adge Cutler was killed instantly on 5 May 1974 when he crashed his soft-top MGB on a roundabout at the Severn Bridge in Chepstow, Wales, driving home from a Wurzels concert.

Following his death, Fred Wedlock took over as host and various guest musical acts replaced The Wurzels on the show.

Adge Cutler
The Wurzels
Fred Wedlock
White On Black